My lead pile runs deep. I've been enjoying Lion Rampant quite a bit. There's news that a Fantasy version is one it's way, "Dragon Rampant", but I can't wait that long. The forces of Chaos are too strong...
Friday, April 24, 2015
Several great rolls early on by the Union commander gave them back to back "Scurry" rolls, allowing them to get to town first.
Meanwhile, the mesa north of town was covered in blood. Two squad fought for control of the high ground. It would prove a brutal little fight.
In the end, the Rebs just lost too many men. The important plans would stay in Union hands.
This IS the droid you're looking for..
Friday, April 17, 2015
We had 4 new players trying it. They picked up the rules within a couple turns. It was quick, it was bloody, and a lot of fun.
Guy called up his servants and retainers led by Sir Gregory the Cautious and rode to met the invaders.
By the time Guy got his men on the field, Hrothgar had most of his men near the helpless village. He immediately lost several men from his household guard from arrows launched from Viking bidowers in the trees. But luckily, Gregory had men in the village formed up in shieldwall. They sent two Viking bands to Valhalla.
But, for as many Vikings as Gregory killed, Guy was losing too.
As night fell (you play this scenario until 5 bands are left on the table), it appeared to be a draw.
A great game. As many miniatures I own for the period, I see much painting in my future.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Lionel leads his men forward.With winter finally receding, the campaign season began. But before young Roderick could rally other lords to his banner, Lionel struck. He began burning the southern part of Roderick's lands, drawing him out to a place of his choosing. It was bend in the river that would constrict Roderick's movements. The brash young lord fell for it.
Baron Lionel had brought the veteran campaigner Duke Ulrik and his band of barely civilized northern Islemen. Roderick was only able to bring another young, inexperienced leader, Archibald, Duke of Westgate.
It began, as always with some ineffectively archery. Then grew to a brutal scrum. As planned, Archibald was unable to to effectively concentrate his forces due to a small wood in the center. Despite this, he managed to run almost half of Ulrik's not-so-brutal Islemen off.
In the thick of it.But the big moment came when Roderick and Lionel's forces collided. Roderick was able to get his timing just right and sent a hellish charge unto Lionel's men. They dealt many casualties. Casualities that should have broke Lionel's line.
But they didn't. The men of Stonekeep held, and in return dealt their own death.
Roderick did not hold.
The new standings:
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
I bought Lion Rampant when it first came out, but never had a chance to play. Most of our gaming involves 6-8 people, so know chance for one on one games.
Yes, Lion Rampant can support bigger games, but I don't want to invest in all the minis for that.
We played a 24 point game with equal forces.
Bill, our newly minted retiree, came over and brought his Hiberno-Norse.
It was a huge amount of fun. Lots of subtlety for for such a simple game. We didn't have to look in the book much.
I will definitely be playing again, and I'm thinking of a Dark Age campaign already.